- Sep 28, 2021 3:55 pm GMT
Well, it’s official: Hurricane Ida caused service outages for more than 1.2 million electricity customers in eight states, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). The hurricane touched down as a Category 4 storm in Louisiana and damaged 30,000 utility poles, which is nearly as many as the combined effects of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 (17,000 poles) and Hurricane Laura in 2020, according to Entergy Louisiana or Entergy New Orleans.
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